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a couple of times. the fight over tax cuts and reducing the deficit. >> i will not reduce the share by high income individuals. your running mate keep saying that. know it is a popular thing to say. e case.ot th boys. five i am used to people saying is not always repeating it on d hoping i will believe it. >> for 80 months, he has been this tax plan. -- 18 months, he has been this tax plan. now, he is saying is big, bold is never mind. >> mitt romney has not laid out the details on how he will taxes, the numbers on not favor him, at least not now. other big battle, a huge disagreement over obamacare. >> i just do not know how the president could come into , facing rising unemployment, and economic kitchen table, and his energy and passion for o years fighting obamacare. fighting for obamacare. seen this model work in massachusetts. it is essentially the identical model, and, as a consequence, are covered there. it has not destroy jobs. that for the unemployment being above 8%. finally, the fight with the president could go on attack. is the continued theme that is not offering as far as the
in this country [ malemannouncer ] who will raise taxes on the middle class? according to an independent non-partisan study, barack obama and the liberals will raise taxes on the middle class by $4,000. the same organization says the plan from mitt romney and common sense conservatives is "noa tax hike on the middle class." wantofroof? read the non-partisan study for yourself at american.com. o obama and his liberal allies? we can't afford four more years. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >> you are watching abc 7 news at 6:30. >> the pharmacy that distributed the steroid linked to the deadly fungal meningitis has issued a voluntary recall. the announced their decision today. it spans nine states including maryland and virginia and has killed at least seven. u.s. health officials reported an additional 27 cases today increasing the total number to 91. >> taking a look at vote 2012. both candidates taking an opportunity to get out on the campaign trail. romney spent the day in florida trying to boost his chances in that cri
as the house did or do something similar. what they want to do is raise taxes. >> when george was in the united states senate, he voted to privatize social security. that would have been a huge catastrophe prior to the collapse of wall street. what i would do is over time allow the payroll tax cap to adjust upwards as a first way of protecting the solvency of the program rather than changing the retirement age. >> reporter: this is one of the most closely watched senate races in the country. the stakes are high. the candidates know that what happens here in virginia is tied to what happens at the top of the ticket. that was very obvious tonight. they called it the people's debate ithe battle of the former governors. democrat tim kaine won the coin toss to go first and the first thing out of his mouth was a joking reference to mitt romney and the firestorm that he created when talked about cutting funding to public broadcasting and in the opening remarks kaine promised he wasn't going to fire big bird, but quickly the debate turned serious. as in recent campaign ads, republican george allen too
actually does. more huge tax breaks skewed to the wealthy. while cutting nearly eight hundred billion from medicaid... even though middle-class families rely on medicaid to help loved ones cover nursing-home care. and it helps parents support children with disabilities. if mitt romney really "cares," wouldn't we see it in his priorities? >>> welcome back. we have an update to share with you about water problems in camp springs, maryland. >> repairs to a water main road near aldentown road is moving along quickly. wssc says water service will likely be finished and restored in the next hour and a half. >>> lets he take a live look outside. we are just spinning around this morning. >> no matter where it goes, it is dark. >> i just told you what time of year it is. still dark at this tomorrow. sun is up a little after 7:00 this morning. we've got about 45 minutes. it is nice and cool out there. we lost the humidity overnight and with color skies, really cool temperatures off. maybe light jacket if you are headed out in the next hour or so. high temperatures expected to be about 80 degrees. ma
-mail address. d e- [ male announcer ]  who will raise taxes on the middle class? according to an independent, non-partisan study, barack obama and the liberals will raise taxes on the middle class by $4,000. the same organization says the plan from mitt romney and common sense conservatives is "not a tax hike on the middle class." want proof? read the non-partisan study for yourself at american.com. obama and his liberal allies? we can't afford four more years. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. . >>> the head of lockheed martin is under fire after he's accused of knocking down a number of threes -- trees on his property. last month, montgomery county fined robert stevens $500. the property sits on protected land at the national park service overseas. he said he cut down some of the trees because they were in danger of falling after the storm in june. he's promising to restore the land. >>> and that is not the place you so a car, but someone posted the video. the driver initially parked in the circle, which he shouldn't have done and decides to drive around it befo
supports actually does. more huge tax breaks skewed to the wealthy. while cutting nearly eight hundred billion from medicaid... even though middle-class families rely on medicaid to help loved ones cover nursing-home care. and it helps parents support children with disabilities. if mitt romney really "cares," wouldn't we see it in his priorities? infringement on our lives.s s le chaigingsuch an...here too.. the how dare they step into my life that way. it's none of their business. he's trying to restrict us, again. he's taking us backwards. george allen is the last thing we need in washington. anncr: the democratic senatorial campaign committee is... responsible for the content of this advertising. . >>> hitting the grocery store on the way home from work took on a new meaning. billboards will allow you to start shopping on the spot. laura evans is here to explain why you -- where you will find them and how it works. you have my attention. >> reporter: they're cool, shawn. should have your attention on this. one of the biggest internet stores in the country is behind the billboards and
taxes on middle income families. >> four years ago when i stood on this stage, i said that i would cut taxes for middle class families. and that is exactly what i did. we cut taxes for middle class families by about $3600. the rope is because i believe that we do best when the middle class is doing well. and by giving them those tax cuts, they had a little more money in their pocket. so maybe they can buy a new car. they are certainly in a better position to weather the extraordinary recession we went through. they can buy a compute fore their kid going off to college. >> the interest and the principal -- >> there are two more presidential debates and one vice presidential debate still coming up. >> who do you think won the debate? was there a clear winner? that is the question we are talking about this morning. we want to hear your thoughts an invite you to post them on our facebook page. we will share your comments throughout the morning. >>> other stories making headlines, a voter watchdog group says it has uncovered voter fraud in maryland. the group election integrity maryland cla
-- >> specific. >> it is not a goal to end tax breaks for companies that move jobs overseas and incentivize them to come back and create a million jobs in manufacturingp. we've seen the greatest increase in manufacturing jobs in more than 20 years under this president. so we have a sense of what has to happen in order to bring those businesses back and create those jobs. those aren't goals. you know, reducing our dependence on foreign oil by increasing our domestic production incentivizing clean energy to create jobs and put people back to work, those aren't goals, those are plans to continue to move this economy forward. look, i also hope that mitt romney will take some of the time paul ryan didn't want to take in his interview this weekend and try to explain the arithmetic behind their budget. paul ryan said it would take too long to explain their budget plan. the problem isn't the time and explanation. it's the math that's involved to make the statements that mitt romney and paul ryan have said line up to being anything close to the truth. and i think that governor romney will likely whether
and as fox's craig boswell reports, they tackled the economy, taxes and health care. >> reporter: after weeks of preparation and months of anticipation, president obama and mitt romney meet face to face debating policy and differences of opinion. >> reporter: president obama and mitt romney tacted directly to one another meeting -- talked directly to one another. >> governor romney has a perspective that says, if we cut taxes, skew towards the wealthy and roll back regulation, that we'll be better off. i've got a different view. >> i don't want to cost jobs. my priority is jobs. so what i do is i bring down the tax rates. >> reporter: the republican nominee revealing his plan to reduce the deficit. >> what things would i cut from spending? i will eliminate all programs by this test. is the program so critical, it is worth borrowing money from china to pay for it. if not, i'll get rid of it. obamacare is on my list. i apologize, mr. president. >> governor romney at the beginning of this date said what we did in massachusetts could be a model for the nation. >> reporter: informing their plans
francisco to new york city while trying to raise taxes on virginians, maybe there wouldn't have been over 100,000 jobs lost in virginia. >> reporter: well, if you were following the debate tonight on the internet, you might have noticed a lot of tweeting going on. each side put their twin on the candidate's record. live in richmond, karen gray houston, fox 5 news. back into you, brian. >>> following developing news from silver spring where a man called police to tell them he'd shot an intruder. he said he found two people in his home on good hope drive and one of them was a stranger. there was an altercation. he shot the intruder. that person showed up at holy cross hospital for treatment. >>> a chilly day in our area, just a few hours to our west snowing. snowshoe mountain in west virginia sent us this video of the first real snow fall. it started falling at 9 a.m. and lasted until this afternoon. the resort won't open until december. sue palka is tracking the temperatures and letting us know when we might be able to book our first snowboarding trip out to snowshoe. >> i know your snowb
: this was dishonest: mitt romney: "i'm not in favor of a $5 trillion tax cut." romney's bng dishonest here too: romney tv ad: "according to an independent, non-partisan study, barack obama and the liberals will raistaxes on the middle class..." narrator: the chairman of that so-called independent group is from romney's former company. dick cheney's on its board. newt gingrich was there too. independent. it's just not true. alexis douglas: i can rememberwhwhen i was youer and... my family was not necessarily financially stable. we were poor. anncr: then alexis got a job at the mgm casino in michigan. and it changed her l life. alexis: i started as a wardrobe clerk. but then i was able to work my way up. i got a 401k, i have health insurance... and i make great money. anncr: in maryland, question seven will create... twelve thousand jobs. from hotel and restaurant staff to accountants... and construction workers. alexis: if you want a great place to work with good pay... and great benefits, vote for question seven. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] combine the pn
for $5 trillion in tax cuts and cuts to funding for pbs to help close the deficit. >> so for all you moms and kids, don't worry. somebody is finally cracking down on big bird. cracking down on him. elmo has made a run for the border. border. governor romney plans to let wall street run wild again but he is bringing the hammer down on sesame street. >> president obama will continue campaigning in california today with a star- studded event in san francisco t includes john legend and will i am. >>> one of the staffers at in florida decided to weekend romney's face with a napkin. he laughed it off but and to look uncomfortable. >>> we'll tell you who came out on top in the election with hugo chavez. >> and more cases of fungal meningitis as the outbreak spreads to more states. we'll have an update on that and new information about the pharmacy that distributed the product. [ male announcer ] who will raise taxes on the middle class? according to an independent, non-partisan study, barack obama and the liberals will raise taxes on the middle class by $4,000. the same organization says
>> a lot of talk about taxes and job creation and a lot of disagreement about whose facts are correct. g jim rosenfield watched it firgs. steve? >> reporter: the pressure was on mitt romney who needed a turn around. president obama came into debate ahead. with an estimated 60 million americans watching, moderator jim layrer asked can you put more people to work? romney would cut taxes and regulations on small business. >> my priority is jobs. so what i do is i bring down the tax rates. >> governor romney's proposal calls for a $5 trillion tax cut. the average middle class family with children would pay about $2,000 more. it is not possible to come up with enough deductions and loopholes that only affect individuals to avoid either raising the deficit or burdening the middle class. it's math. >> reporter: on medicare and social security,one agreement. >> neither the president nor are are i are proposing any changes. >> aarp has said that your plan would weaken medicare, substantially. >> romney fired back a a major debate moment that the president weakened the economy by hi
trying to raise taxes on virginians, maybe there wouldn't have been over 100,000 jobs lost in virginia. >> recent polls show tim kaine leading george allen by more than four points. >>> if it sounds like a bad idea, then it probably is especially when you think about getting into the ring during a bull fight. >> coming up next the frightening scene that left many people -- >> why, people, why? barack obama and the liberals s $4,000. >> we're checking on that coming up next. the same organization says the plan from mitt romney and common sense conservatives is "not a tax hike on the middle class." want proof? read the non-partisan study for yourself at american.com. obama and his liberal allies? we can't afford four more years. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. [ knocking ] oh, no, i got to go. oh, can you make that to go? these days, nobody has time to get sick. but minuteclinic makes it easy to get well. our nurse practitioners can diagnose and write prescriptions for everything from strep throat to sinus infections with no appointment necessary, so you can feel better in n
after each other on several issues, including mitt romney's tax plan. >> now, governor romney's proposal, that he has been promoting for 18 months, calls for a $5 trillion tax cut on top of $2 trillion of additional spending for our military. and he is saying that he is going to pay for it by closing loopholes and deductions. the problem is that he's been asked over 100 times how you would close those deductions and loopholes and he hasn't been able to identify them. >> first of all, i don't have a $5 trillion tax cut. i don't have a tax cut of the scale that you're talking about. my view is that we ought to provide tax relief to people in the middle class, but i'm not going to reduce the share of tax paid by high income people. high income people are doing just fine in this economy. they'll do fine whether you're president or i am. the people who are having the hard time right now are middle income americans. >> romney also warned that president obama's plan to let tax cuts for the wealthy expire would raise taxes on the small businesses that create hundreds of thousands of jobs. >>> an
skyrocketed in his time in the senate. on the other side of the balance sheet, the tax side, i do believe we should let the bush tax cuts expire, as planned. >> we do need to balance. there needs to be cuts made in federal spending and we need to grow the economy. there are a variety of things i think off the bat what ought to be cut is and repeal asked replaced -- and replaced is obama care. that will save over $1 trillion. >> the two former virginia governors have been running neck and neck, but tim kaine appears to have taken a lead. >>> new polls out in the presidential race confirming the fight for the white house is tightening. as fox's doug luzader tells us, with four weeks to go before the election, both are coming out swunging on the campaign trail. >> reporter: 47 to 47, the race is locked up right now, at least according to gallup. the landscape is changing quickly. both campaigns are trying to take advantage. mitt romney may have had more spring in his step yesterday as he spoke to the virginia military institute. he went after what has been president obama's strong suit in many
that's exactly what mitt romney wants to do... ...to pay for a $250,000 tax break for multi-millionaires. if mitt romney wins, the middle class loses. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. i'm drinking dunkin'. i'm just in love with the flavor. i get mine black. i don't want to take away from that pure taste. so smooth, no bitterness. it's awesome. there's no other taste like it. america runs on dunkin' coffee. >>> welcome back. making headlines, another search is set for today for a missing teenager from northern virginia. police found his car about a mile and a half away. friends, family and volunteers will start searching at 10:30 this morning. >>> venezuela's president has been reelected. officials say the polls saw the biggest turnout in years, with nearly 81% of registered voters taking part. this is his third re-election. chavez says he will press for a transition to socialism. >>> history is made in the big easy. new orleans saints quarterback drew brees broke a record by throwing a touchdown pass in his 48th straight game. the pre
the budget plan mitt romney supports actually does. more huge tax breaks skewed to the wealthy. while cutting nearly eight hundred billion from medicaid... even though middle-class families rely on medicaid to help loved ones cover nursing-home care. and it helps parents support children with disabilities. if mitt romney really "cares," wouldn't we see it in his priorities? >>> jerry sandusky is set to be sentenced tomorrow. he has been in isolation at the pennsylvania prison since june when he was convicted of 45 counts of child sex abuse. sandusky's attorney believes the 6 #-year-old will spend the rest of his life behind bars. >>> the number of rare meningitis cases linked to a tainted steroid treatment has now risen to 91, spanning nain streets appears killing seven. another case is reported in maryland this weekends bringing total there to three. eighteen cases have been reported in virginia with one death in each state. the massachusetts pharmacy linked to product issued a voluntary recall. >>> hugo chavez has been re- elected. nearly 81% of registered vote are took part. chavez has hel
will actually go to schools. i spoke with the director of the maryland budget and tax policy institute. it is a nonpartisan organization and he says if voters approve the referendum, there should be close to $200 million that goes into the education trust fund. by the year 2016. >> all of the money will go to the education trust fund and will go to local schools. but the state may then use some of the money it saves because it doesn't have to use tax dollars for that school aid, and use that for health care and public safety, and parks and other good things that we depend on from the state. so it helps the state treasury. it will help the budgets. >> right. >> but it is wrong to say that it will increase education aid dollar for dollar. >> so what about job creation? that is another thing that they speak of. the ones who want you to vote in favor of this referendum. head to myfoxdc.com for our entire interview. >> massive automatic federal cuts are set to take effect in three months. one thing set to go is the bush you could pay a hefty price tag if congress doesn't renew them. accordi
romney took off the gloves. the president jabbed back going after romney on healthcare and tax cuts for the wealthy. tom, what is the reaction from both candidates? >> we've been on the phone tonight with both campaigns. we spoke with one romney campaign official who said quote, he crushed it. quite frankly. the romney forces appeared their a-game left on the obama camp. they were more measured. say said this dewait unfolded and the president in their viewpoint got stronger as this debate went on. one of the very first direct exchanges came on the issue of the deficit. governor romney challenged the president that he had not done enough to reduce the president. lead to mass i have cuts. >> you have been president four years. you would cut the deficit in half, we still have trillion dollar deficits. a trillion dollar deficit each of the four years. if you are reelected, we'll get to a trillion dollar debt. >> we're asking for no revenue, we hag to give -- end up in resulting in se veer hardship for poem. >> social security is also a big topic. both men went back and forth on this
consider tax deductions for health care costs. melanie alnwick is live at the white house with the latest. >> reporter: good morning. more than other million people are expected to tune in tonight to watch the verbal sparring. the debate expected to focus heavily on economic issues. governor romney's message will be that the country can't afford four more years of the obama administration and president obama's message will be that the country is far better off with his policies than it would have otherwise been and he needs four more years to finish the job. ish th final prep rigs are under way in denver for the first presidential debate. the showdown between president obama and governor mitt romney will take place at the university of denver. now, unlike debates in the past, this one will be a little different. the 90 minute format will be divided into six 15-minute discussions. ors believe that will help views are to get a good sense of the candidates' views on key issue. one political analyst says this is important since both men have something to prove. >> the public wants to see if m
. >>> you've probably heard the warning that most americans could be in for a tax like come november. there is good news to report on that front. >> also ahead, customers of a d.c. food favorite paying a little bit more now. details on a food truck tax when we come back. too many americans are struggling to find work in today's economy. too many of those who are working are living paycheck to paycheck trying to make falling incomes meet rising prices for food and gas. more americans are living in poverty than when president obama took office and fifteen million more are on food stamps. president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. the difference is my policies will make things better for them. we shouldn't measure compassion by how many people are on welfare. we should measure compassion by how many people are able to get off welfare and get a good paying job. my plan will create twelve million new jobs over the next four years helping lift families out of poverty and strengthening the middle-class. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message because we can't a
, saying he might be willing to reduce income tax deductions for home mortgage interests. many voters are still undecided. >> i'm up in the air as to who i'm going to vote for. i have my reasons for why i'm up in the air and comes down do i want to see a better economy or lose rights. that's the way i look at it. >> i need to know which one is listening to the average person, the one who has a fixed income, the one who has minimum wage. >> colorado has nine electoral votes up for grabs. experts say this debate is very important to both candidates as they both have something to prove with voters. there will be two more debates this month. the second one october 16th. coming up in a little bit, we will be joined by fox business correspondent to talk about what viewers and the candidates can expect for tonight's debates. >>> in pennsylvania, a major victory for democrats where a judge has blocked the state's new voter i.d. law from going in effect election day. democrats said the law was a ploy to beat president obama for making it harder for minorities to vote. the judge ruled there was
over ten years. an overhaul of the tax code and changes to medicare and social security. several tax cuts could also end if the cliff is not avoided, meaning about $3,500 more in taxes for the average household. >>> american university is warning students to be on alert after a string of incidents where a man has groped students near campus. there have been four reported incidents in the last week. the most recent one happened sunday night on massachusetts avenue. police say the suspect comes up from behind, grabs girls inappropriately, and then runs away. >> i normally feel really safe around here. i'm not in the city or anything. that's a little bit terrifying. >> something's got to be done. i mean, it's definitely uncalled for and not okay. >> au sent an e-mail to students to alert them about the attacks. the university is asking the students to walk in groups and only in well-lit areas. >> 6:06 right now. today marks the tenth anniversary of the sniper killing spree. the first attack happened in a parking lot in wheaton, maryland. in all, ten people were killed, three others were
taxes on the chairman of that so-called romney's former company. gingrich was there too. it's not independent. it's just not true. >>> tensions are up along the gaza strip after a new series of attacks between israeli forces and palestinian militants. the militants say this video shows their rockets launched toward israel. the islamic group hamas said one of the rockets hit a children's petting zoo. two goats were killed but no children were hit. the palestinians say the attacks are in retaliation for a deadly air strike by israel yesterday. it is the most serious dispute along gaza in four months now. >>> indonesia, take a look at this giant cloud of ash from a volcano that erupted there. witnesses say it sounded like thunder. no report eveof injuries so far. they're urging people to stay inside to avoid that ash. it erupted more than 40 times since the beginning of september. >>> two controversial discoveries earned scientists the nobelrize p in medicine today. john gurdob and shinya yamanaka said mature cells can be turned into new tissue. the nobel committee said they re
. serving up the barbecue, pour on the extra cause and don't forget the tax. >> isn't that pretty much every restaurant is just like the food trucks now? >> that's exactly right. the food trucks had always paid a flat $100 feet and now the city is implementing the sales tax act. they have to charge 10% on every sale. >> thank you very much. >> what is 10%? everybody has to get their cut, right? >> don't like paying more. >> we're giving away free coconut macaroons because of the sales tax today. >> reporter: james mcauley eats at food trucks every day. he think the tax is fair. it is just annoying. >> things are already kind of expensive when you pay with a credit card or what not, there is additional fees now for that too. >> reporter: steve adelson says he is fine with paying his fair share. >> at this point, we are on a level playing field and we should be treated with the same respect that other businesses are instead of the pariah that, in essence, we've been being. >> it is just getting customers used to it. >> reporter: the first day going off without too many complaints. most of the
justify raising taxes on the middle class that's been buried the last four years. >> of course the middle class has been buried. they're being bear ruried by regulations, taxes, borrowing. they're being buried by the obama administration's economic failures. >> biden later tried to clarify his comment by saying the middle class was buried by policies mitt romney and paul ryan supported. >>> and mitt romney's campaign has called tonight's debate a restart of the campaign. right now the republican nominee trails by 3% among likely voters. that is according to the latest nbc news/"wall street journal" poll. that is also within the poll's margin of error. the president leads by seven points, though, among all registered voters. he he also leads in the battleground states that could decide the election. >> you can watch tonight's debate right here on nbc 4. live coverage begins at 9:00. and that brings us to our poll question. will you watch tonight's debate? you can let us know by taking the poll on the news 4 today facebook page. >>> martin o'malley plans to introduce a controversial power s
stated the things he should have said i'm going to have that $5 trillion tax cut. i understand that obama had a bad debate, didn't do what he was supposed to do but mr. romney lied. >> bill: you are absolutely right. again, i compared romney's debate performance to the ryan speech in tampa. it was a good performance but it was packed with lies. i think the entire media was focusing on stage craft and performance or entertainment or acting ability and not on the substance of what they said. on the substance of what he said mitt romney simply did not tell the truth about the $5 million, about health care, about a whole lot of stuff. kevin in chicago, kevin getting rid of big bird good idea? >> caller: yeah, my granddaughter is four years old, so i'm ul up to speed on big bird. and it brings back memories of when my kids were young. >> bill: same here. >> caller: it is just an example of the crap that comes out of his mouth. they don't realize the value of putting something on tv for the kids to watch -- >> bill: and learn, yeah. >> caller: and the whole indu
and devoid of any major entertaining moments. it focused on dense domestic issues like taxes, social security and medicare and the role of the federal government. the president said romney's ideas are not specific enough. >> his running mate, congressman ryan put forward a budget that reflects many of the principles that governor romney has talked about, and it wasn't very detailed. this seems to be a trend. >>reporter: and romney repeatedly accused the president of misrepresenting his position. >> i got five boys, i'm used to people saying something that's not always true but just keep on repeating it and ultimately hoping i'll believe it, but that is not the case. i will not reduce the taxes paid by high income americans. >>reporter: this is the first of three presidential debates. the next one is scheduled for october 16th, but the vice presidential candidates debate a week from today. allison. >> nicole collins live on the hill, nicole, thank you. >>> both parties are analyzing the debates this morning. vice president joe biden says romney did not give enough specifics and republican f
taxes on the middle class? according to an independent, non-partisan study, barack obama and the liberals will raise taxes on the middle class by $4,000. the same organization says the plan from mitt romney and common sense conservatives is "not a tax hike on the middle class." want proof? read the non-partisan study for yourself at american.com. obama and his liberal allies? we can't afford four more years. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. [ male announcer ] from our nation's networks... ♪ ...to our city streets... ♪ ...to skies around the world... ♪ ...northrop grumman's security solutions are invisibly at work, northrop grumman. >>> parents, students and teachers are working now trying to draw attention to an issue that we have seen turn tragic too many times. october is bullying awareness month. >> one community is trying change it. >> reporter: numerous bullying stories have surfaced in the last couple of weeks, and we have an update on one. an ohio community is coming together after a 10-year-old disabled girl's parents say she was mocked at the bus
than three million new jobs. many of them in manufacturing. my tax reform plan to lower rates for the middle class and for small business creates seven million more. and expanding trade, cracking down on china, and improving job training takes us to over 12 million new jobs. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. goodbye to the worst kicker. >>> two new voices in the maryland casino debate. today university of maryland backed the push to expand gambling in the state. >> at the same time, some redskins fans objected to the team owner's support for a new casino in prince george's county. chris gordon has both sides of the debate. >> reporter: montgomery county educators as well as business and elected leaders came to campus today to make a point. supporters of question 7 say expanded gambling will mean hundreds of millions of dollars for education. money being spent by maryland residents in the casinos of neighboring states. >> there was a study that came out today that suggested $1.2 billion that marylanders are spending, that marylanders are spending in west virginia. >>
. clock is ticking down for fiscal cliff. >> north american households pay $3,500 more in taxes if endress does not act by the of the year. automatic budget cuts and tax .ncreases will go into effect but it will 1 happen until election. tonight, breast cancer awareness means youderway which the color lot more of pink around. >> pamela brown has the story. pink,ough the power of georgetown university spending less critics sending a strong message. every -- these are sending a strong message. grandma have it, it scary knowing it is a possibility. but she is not alone. their passion stems from pain. >> for many of the girls out tonight, seeing in the white house right across the in pink gives them hope. that myves me hope ones, maybe someday no one will. >> the breast cancer protection require insurance ampany to uncover -- to cover limited hospital stays for patients undergoing mastectomies. celebration at a post office. you can see the dedication of earthquakes stamps. it shows our planet from above with pictures taken from ultralightand aircraft. >> they are beautiful stamps. there were a
of us. let's say the fiscal cliff happens. a major tax hike is on the way if congress doesn't act and soon. the tax policy center estimates most households could see an nch tax increase of -- an average tax increase of $3500. that's because a record number of tax increases are due mostly to the expiration of temporary provisions that were put in place since 2001. they're said to take effect in january. all tolled, the center estimates the taxes would rise by more than $500 billion in 2013. the good news? if you think congress will let all the scheduled tax increases take effect but at the moment it's not clear what kind of fiscal clear deal lawmakers want to negotiate. and anything they do resolve won't happen till after the election. >>> it's a boy for yahoo's c.e.o. mar ris ya may -- marissa mayer. she was one of the original employees of google. she planned to go back to work a few weeks after giving birth and her comments set off a lengthy debate about how corporate family policies makes it hard to juggle a successful career and family. >>> questions are being raised about ike
expensive at dc's food trucks. the owners had always played a flat $1500 tax but now the city is implement can the sales tax act and food trucks are no longer immune from that. they have to charge 10% on every sale. the tax went into effect yesterday and while most customers were not happy about the extra fee, it didn't seem to impact the number of people lining up for food. >>> well the holiday sales forecast is out. it is not particularly encouraging news for retailers. the national retail federation says it expects sales during the winter holiday season to rise 4.1% this year. but that's a percentage point lower than growth in each of the past two years. in fact, it is the smallest increase since 2009. but still, it is some growth. >>> still ahead, a closer look at a hot button issue in maryland, on november's ballot. whether or not to expand gambling in the state. we will examine both sides of the question seven debate. >> clear to me, tony. >> and the celebrations be combin, that the nationals clinch their division. sports is next. >> and as we head to the break, a live look outside.
of the tax cuts are wrong. virtually every analyst has said, even your deputy campaign manager said -- >> no, no, no. >> it's on. for getting that for a second. the job of the president is supposed to be to be competent and to be able to stand up for what he believes in and to be able to articulate what's wrong. mitt romney walked over him. >> it's not rocket science to believe that the president was disappointed in the expectations that he has for himself but, look, i think part of that was because, as i've said earlier, we met a new mitt romney. we met a mitt romney that wanted to walk away from the central theory of his economic plan, which is his tax cut. i don't have a tax cut that's 4.8 trillion or $5 trillion. i'm not going to cut taxes on the rich. i don't have a medicare voucher program. i love teachers. we need more of them. don't believe me. speaker gingrich was pretty elegant in the primaries saying, look, mitt romney will say absolutely anything to get elected. >> and here's ""the new yorker's" take on the debate. it shows mitt romney debating an empty chair. >>> president obama
that he had had to say about americans who do not pay taxes. >> the presidential debate starts tonight at 9:00. you can catch it right here live on fox 5 followed by live coverage and analysis on fox 5 news at 10:00 and also the edge at 11:00. >>> bad weather forced the plane carrying vice president i don't bide ton delay landings two times yesterday. while approaching the charlotte international airport, the pilot abruptly pulled up and had to circumstance follow more than a half hour because of thunderstorms. it caused mr. bideen to be late for a campaign event. later, fog forced the plane to land the dulles international instead ever andrews air force base. >>> maryland governor mart uno'malley has a plan to help prevent the widespread power outages that residents often deal with during storms. according to the "washington post," he will release a report today that proposes a new surcharge. customers would pay an extra dollar or two a month so that pepco and other companies have funding available to strengthen the grid. the hope is crews could complete several years of planned tree
. >> i would like to see some details both from romney and obama mainly on tax policy. >> reporter: vice president biden charged today, team romney would hike middle class taxes. >> how they can justify raising taxes of the middle class that has been buried the last four years. >> reporter: the republicans jumped on that. buried by obama? in colorado, mitt romney took a break for a burrito bowl. >> how are you doing today? >> reporter: romney's number two, paul ryan, kept campaigning. >> the obama economic agenda failed not because it was stopped. it failed because it was passed. >> reporter: that's the kind of zinger sure to be heard tomorrow night. doug, andrew and chris say they hope to hear a lot of substance, too. a debate number one in their battleground state. >> reporter: so how critical will this first presidential debate be? today's nbc news "wall street journal" poll finds 38%, more than a third of voters say this debate and the ones to follow will be quite important or extremely important to their decision about who to vote for. live from denver, i'm steve handelsman, news 4.
romney's budget plan will hurt the middle class. raising taxes on the average family by up to $2000 dollars. while giving a tax break of $250,000 dollars to multi-millionaires. doesn't mitt romney understand, we can't rebuild america...by tearing down the middle class. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. >>> this morning the white house and buckingham palace are transformed to support the fight against breast cancer. the pink lights will remain on throughout october. in this month's official proclamation to kickoff breast cancer month, the president urges mammograms as a key to early detection. >> a lot of significant or landmark buildings are being lit up there. >> empire state building. >> in new york city and also in london. again, you see the white house here, looks like think maybe just turned off the light. am i right? i'm told they're still on. it's just dark in our monitors. it's maybe dark, tom kierein, because of clouds that are here and more that are rolling in. >> and some rain. so have an umbrella handy. >>> we take a look at the ra
in at a particular moment. this was during the closing statements of the debate. >> that's how we cut taxes for middle class families and small businesses. that's how we cut a trillion dollars of spending that wasn't advancing that cause. >> here is the president's closing statement. and you can see at any point in there, we'll get a sense of how many people were agreeing, how many people were disagreeing. if people thought the president was spinning. or dodging a point. and you can see, put them side by side and look at the president's closing statement or governor romney's closing statement. let's hear a little bit from the governor now. >> i will not cut our commitment to our military. i will keep america strong. and get america's middle class working again. >> while the governor was making those statements, 164 reactions came in to us at wjla.com/react that they agreed with what the governor was saying. and also tell you that about the same time, 144 reactions were disagreeing with what governor romney said. so he actually got more likes
times" report that romney used offshore accounts to avoid taxes and inquire -- increase his income. he said that romney's financial decisions are made by a blind trust. >> what is most important to people is they try to relate their economic standing with the candidates and they ask themselves a question what, are the plans we have proposed before the public. >> despited let the in the polls, the president will appear careful not to be confident over the debate. >> there is going to be no dancing. >> reporter: this obama campaign pyrotechnic said the president will -- press secretary said the president will defend his record on the economy and try to talk directly to voters who haven't decided if they will vote for him. >> and won't to reach the undecided voters towing in about what the president's plans are for the middle class. >> reporter: speculation ends wednesday and the debate begins when all of the -- what all of the candidates will talk about comes to an end. >> officials had more to see and can you see that interview on www.myfoxdc.com. incidentally, late word from the obama
jobs. many of them in manufacturing. my tax reform plan to lower rates for the middle class and for small business creates seven million more. and expanding trade, cracking down on china, and improving job training takes us to over 12 million new jobs. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. >>> three, two, one, and liftoff. >> and just like that, another commercially owned spacecraft on its way into space. spacex launched its unmanned falcon rocket from cape canaveral in florida. it's on its way to the international space station with 1,000 pounds in cargo. you may remember last time in may they had a test. it will stay for about three weeks and then returning to earth. if i heard correctly, there's ice cream apparently on this rocket. they wanted some kind of swirled ice cream. >> yum. that sounds good about this hour, at least for us. >> if you can make ice cream last in space, i think we can all go. >> it feels like ice cream outside. it is ice cold to start off monday morning. definitely, you can feel autumn in the air. >> storm team 4 meteorologist veronica johnso
. >> lori is a small business owner in columbus and might benefit from romney's tax plan. she doesn't believe it will be good for the country. so she's voting for the president. >> you have to pay your fair share in taxes. th means big business, that means small business. >> phillip is ceo of a local industrial supplier. he wants smaller government and is voting for mitt romney. >> i think that is the central question in this election. what is the size, the role, and the scope of government and what is its cost? >> both candidates will be looking for more supporters in this state right up to election day. susan, cbs news, columbus, ohio. >> but don't worry, soon enough the candidates will be back in virginia as well. >>> there's a new report that says pro and antigambling forces are spent more money on their ad campaign that was spent on the entire maryland governor's race. voters will go to the polls in november to decide whether or not they want to expand gambling in the free state. the baltimore sun reports, more than $35 million has been spent so far on that issue alone and
will approve a bill that would allow the council to spend tax dollars without congressional approval. yesterday, all 11 council members agreed to the bill for the long desired budget autonomy. congress ultimately has the final say in this. the bill would keep federal budget issues separate local government. >>> coming up, an unsettling problem for american airlines, the seats coming loose during flights. the airline says it now knows why. >> a hair-raising journey for one poodle. a wild ride that must have been sheer terror. we're checking more headlines when we come back. alright let's break it down. mom, pop it. ♪ two inches apart, becky. two inches. t-minus nine minutes. [ ding ] [ female announcer ] pillsbury cinnamon rolls. let the making begin. ♪ too bad the guys aren't here we're clear. ok, swarm! swarm! hello [ female announcer ] pillsbury chocolate chip cookies. let the making begin >>> a major victory for democrats where the gouge months blocked the state of pennsylvania's new voter i. d. law from going into effect on election day. democrats say it was aploy to key feet president
and pleaded guilty last year to extortion and tax evasion in connection with development deals. >>> it's a big night in the race for the white house. president obama and mitt romney will face off the first time in a nationally televised presidential debate. it will give voters a chance to size up both candidates. craig bosswell lee with all of the details. craig? >> reporter: good evening to you, shawn. president obama moments ago wrapped up his walk-through and spent about 30 minutes on the stage inside the magnus arena and the first question of the debate will go to president obama. both campaigns have been downplaying the expectations, the fact tonight that stakes here are very high. the 90-minute showdown will be broken down into six 15-minute segments. the moderator opens each segment with a question llowed by answers from each candidate and a discussion of the topic. >> there will be fewer questions and more extended discussion that dives into certain detail -- issues in detail. >> reporter: both men are certain to face tough questions on domestic issues, healthcare, the fiscal crisis, u
the so-called fiscal cliff, including those tax cuts set to expire in january. >> one retail forecaster thinks certain must have presents will bring in the shoppers. there's the furby right there. there could also be lines for the ipad mini, which could be unveiled by apple as soon as two weeks from today. the calendar could give retailers a gift. thanksgiving falls very early on november 22. that gives you 32 shopping days before christmas which turns out to be the highest number possible. procrastinators delight this year. $54 for the furby. >> what does it do? >> it talks to you and it learns interactions with you, can dance to your favorite songs. it speaks furbish and there's an app for that. >> of course there is. does it give you directions? >> sticking with elmo. >>> our time 16:08. in four -- is 6:08. in four minutes a preview of tonight's presidential debates. learn how many voters could change their minds based on what they hear. >> any rain you heard on the rooftop is gone. it's really foggy in parts of the region. howhoward will tell us if we're going to see the sun today.
his comments about the 47% of americans who don't pay income tax were, quote, just completely wrong. in that video, romney said 47% of americans consider themselves victims and don't take personal responsibility. he originally defended those comments. >>> there is anticipation ahead of september's jobs report. analysts are predicting the economy added 115,000 to 125,000 jobs last month. that's better than the disappointing 96,000 jobs added in august. the unemployment stands at 8.1%. >>> to a developing story. public health officials are rn wai warning hundreds of people in more than 20 states, including maryland and virginia, about a steroid contaminated and responsible for a deadly meningitis outbreak. the steroid was sent to 20 different facilities in nine different states, including nine facilities in our area for individuals suffering from back pain. people are warning anyone who received those steroid injections to keep a close eye. >> people with meningitis can have fever, worsening headache, neck stiffness, other problems with their neurologic system. they can have shock, an
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